This image was created by using practically no light. Back light from hall and the room was VERY dark. Plus the fact that Spooky IS indeed black should have made this photo virtually impossible to expose. At a high iso of 1600 their is minimal noise. And a shutter speed of 1/160.-Yes-(!) and the aperture open a full on 1.4 this lens gobbles light and totally blows anything in the past that I've shot with away. The effect of the orange light and the blue wall balances his black color. And the white sparkle in his eye makes this a priceless shot. He's a jet black cool cat.